Paul Johnson beheading condemned by Bush

by on June 18th, 2004

“The murder of Paul shows the evil nature of the enemy we face,” Bush said as he prepared to board Air Force One. “These are barbaric people. There’s no justification whatsoever for his murder. And yet they killed him in cold blood.

“And it should remind us that we must pursue these people and bring them to justice before they hurt other Americans,” the president said. “See, they’re trying to intimidate America. They’re trying to shake our will. They’re trying to get us to retreat from the world. America will not retreat. America will not be intimidated by these kinds of extremist thugs. May God bless Paul Johnson.”

Secretary of State Colin Powell described Johnson as an innocent individual who “was just trying to help people and trying to do his job.”

If anything, he said Johnson’s murder “will cause us and, I’m quite confident, it will cause our Saudi colleagues to redouble our efforts to go after terrorists wherever they are trying to hide.”

Etalkinghead Staff